Kenneth Edwin Schmader, MD

Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Geriatrics in the Department of Medicine
Director of the GRECC and ACOS for Geriatrics and Extended Care
Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development
Campus mail Duke Box 3469, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 660-7572
Email address schma001@mc.duke.edu

Dr. Schmader's primary area of research is herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) and vaccines in older adults. He conducts pre-clinical, epidemiological and intervention studies of zoster and PHN, particularly with the zoster and influenza vaccines. He is involved with other adult vaccine development in older adults. With colleagues in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Dr. Schmader investigates other infections in older adults.

Another major research focus is adverse drug reactions, medication prescribing and pharmacoepidemiology in the elderly. The objective of the medication work is to reduce adverse drug reactions, improve inappropriate prescribing and determine drug use patterns in the elderly.

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Geriatrics, Medicine, Duke University, 1986 - 1988
  • Chief Medical Resident, Medicine, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1983 - 1983
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1980 - 1983
  • M.D., Wake Forest University, 1980

Publications

Bridges, CB, Coyne-Beasley, T, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), , ACIP Adult Immunization Work Group, , and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), . "Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended immunization schedule for adults aged 19 years or older - United States, 2014." MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report 63, no. 5 (February 2014): 110-112.

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24500291
Scholars@Duke

Anderson, DJ, Moehring, RW, Sloane, R, Schmader, KE, Weber, DJ, Fowler, VG, Smathers, E, and Sexton, DJ. "Bloodstream infections in community hospitals in the 21st century: a multicenter cohort study." PloS one 9, no. 3 (January 2014): e91713-.

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24643200
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Uhlig, K, Leff, B, Kent, D, Dy, S, Brunnhuber, K, Burgers, JS, Greenfield, S, Guyatt, G, High, K, Leipzig, R, Mulrow, C, Schmader, K, Schunemann, H, Walter, LC, Woodcock, J, and Boyd, CM. "A framework for crafting clinical practice guidelines that are relevant to the care and management of people with multimorbidity." Journal of General Internal Medicine 29, no. 4 (2014): 670-679.

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Levin, MJ, Schmader, KE, Gnann, JW, McNeil, SA, Vesikari, T, Betts, RF, Keay, S, Stek, JE, Bundick, ND, Su, S-C, Zhao, Y, Li, X, Chan, ISF, Annunziato, PW, and Parrino, J. "Varicella-zoster virus-specific antibody responses in 50-59-year-old recipients of zoster vaccine." J Infect Dis 208, no. 9 (November 1, 2013): 1386-1390.

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23908486
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Hanlon, JT, and Schmader, KE. "The medication appropriateness index at 20: where it started, where it has been, and where it may be going." Drugs Aging 30, no. 11 (November 2013): 893-900. (Review)

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Hastings, SN, Smith, VA, Weinberger, M, Oddone, EZ, Olsen, MK, and Schmader, KE. "Health services use of older veterans treated and released from veterans affairs medical center emergency departments." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 61, no. 9 (September 4, 2013): 1515-1521.

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24004193
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Morrison, VA, Oxman, MN, Levin, MJ, Schmader, KE, Guatelli, JC, Betts, RF, Gelb, LD, Pachucki, CT, Keay, SK, Menzies, B, Griffin, MR, Kauffman, CA, Marques, AR, Toney, JF, Simberkoff, MS, Serrao, R, Arbeit, RD, Gnann, JW, Greenberg, RN, Holodniy, M, Keitel, WA, Yeh, SS, Davis, LE, Crawford, GE, Neuzil, KM, Johnson, GR, Zhang, JH, Harbecke, R, Chan, ISF, Keller, PM, Williams, HM, Boardman, KD, Silber, JL, Annunziato, PW, and Shingles Prevention Study Group, . "Safety of zoster vaccine in elderly adults following documented herpes zoster." J Infect Dis 208, no. 4 (August 15, 2013): 559-563.

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23633406
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Hanlon, JT, Schmader, KE, and Semla, TP. "Update of studies on drug-related problems in older adults." J Am Geriatr Soc 61, no. 8 (August 2013): 1365-1368.

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23731022
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Hendrix, C, Tepfer, S, Forest, S, Ziegler, K, Fox, V, Stein, J, McConnell, ES, Hastings, SN, Schmader, K, and Colon-Emeric, C. "Transitional Care Partners: a hospital-to-home support for older adults and their caregivers." J Am Assoc Nurse Pract 25, no. 8 (August 2013): 407-414.

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24170636
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Dolfi, DV, Mansfield, KD, Polley, AM, Doyle, SA, Freeman, GJ, Pircher, H, Schmader, KE, and Wherry, EJ. "Increased T-bet is associated with senescence of influenza virus-specific CD8 T cells in aged humans." J Leukoc Biol 93, no. 6 (June 2013): 825-836.

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23440501
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